Caf Theology: Food, Faith and Philosophy

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Caf Theology participants from left to right: From Left: Rachel Rick (Student Leader), Tolu Odebunmi, Jenna Whitney and
Anthony Therrien-DeLine

Cafeteria, or “Caf” Theology offers a unique opportunity for college-aged adults and students to gather and talk about faith among their peers, and to build community over food. The weekly gatherings of students in Akers Dining Hall on Michigan State University’s campus and at Lansing Community College attract both believers and skeptics interested in exploring issues of spirituality, morality, and life.

Show of the Week: Vagina Monologues at MSU

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Michigan State University will host its 18th annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps girls and boys who have experienced sexual violence.

MSU Womens Basketball: The Life of a Student Manager

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photo: Student managers and MSU Athletic Marketing worked together to place pink poms on every seat for last Sunday’s breast cancer awareness game against Maryland.

In September, I applied for a job as a student manager for the Michigan State University Women’s Basketball Team. After a try-out and interview, I was selected. I knew I wanted to keep basketball as an integral part of my life after playing the sport from the first grade up until the varsity level in high school.

Valentine's Day at MSU: Kisses and Red Velvet Cupcakes

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day at MSU

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Everyone has a different opinion about the holiday. Some love it because they’ve celebrated it with their significant other for years. Other despise it because they’ve never had a valentine or have a terrible memory of the day. Some may have a significant other, but find the holiday exhausting with too many expectations.

No matter their views towards the love-themed day, we can all agree Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest holidays of the year.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Theater2Film Project at MSU

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some people love the live action of live theatre performances, and others like watching a favorite film on the big screen. But what happens when you combine both? MSU’s Theatre2Film Project is combining these experiences, and is excited to see where it takes them.

MSU Running Club Braves the Cold

Monday, January 26, 2015

MSU Running Club bears the cold

Students bundled in heavy winter jackets, hats, gloves, and boots give them weird looks. Passengers sipping coffee in toasty cars stare at them. People on the busses shiver slightly when they watch them run by.

ELi ON EARTH: Redwoods in East Lansing

Monday, January 26, 2015

Image: The author's coast redwood. The leaves are very similar to those of the dawn redwood, but there is a key distinction: the leaves of the coast redwood alternate on each side of the stem while the dawn redwood leaves grow exactly opposite each other on the stem.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Golden Gospel at Wharton Center

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, many organizations are planning events to commemorate the Civil Rights activist. At the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater Lansing MLK Holiday Commission has put together “Music of the Dream” featuring some of today’s top gospel singers. One of the singers, Geoffrey Golden, recently won Season 7 of BET’s “Sunday Best,” a reality show to find the best gospel singer in the country. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden has agreed to talk with Eli about his career and his upcoming Lansing visit.

Long-time EL Resident Occupies Immigration No-Man's-Land

Friday, January 9, 2015

Oscar Castaneda’s story is an American story, that of a bright immigrant seeking better opportunities for himself and his family. He found it in the United States, and in East Lansing, but the narrative of success and opportunity has taken an unexpected and negative turn that threatens to undo all that he and his family have achieved.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Family-Friendly Show Opens at Abrams Planetarium

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Elmo, Big Bird, and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, will help MSU’s Abrams Planetarium kick off its Spring semester this coming Saturday, January 11, at 2:30pm. In “One World, One Sky”, the three friends take a voyage of the imagination to the moon and back in a show designed especially for families and children of preschool and early elementary ages.

East Lansing Students March, Rally to Protest Racial Injustice

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Yesterday, a group of about 150 East Lansing High School students rallied after school to protest racial injustice in the wake of grand jury acquittals in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. In a spirited but peaceful procession, the students and supporters marched from the ELHS campus to Abbot Road chanting slogans such as "I can't breathe," "No Justice, No Peace," "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," and "Black Lives Matter."

MSU Station Has Something For Everybody

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maybe you’ve heard it while driving around and scanning radio stations, the commanding voice that announces“88.9 ‘The Impact’ – the music that matters.”

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station (WDBM-FM88.9) broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Holden Hall, on MSU’s campus. It has over 100 student volunteers who join the professional staff to provide a wide variety of indie, rock and alternative music. In addition to music programming, the station offers in-depth sports, news and music specialty programs.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Broad Exhibit "Re-Envisions" East Lansing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Image above: DIGSAU's vision of what could replace parking lot #1, looking southwest from the corner of Albert and M.A.C.

Two events this weekend kick off East Lansing 2030/Collegeville Re-Envisioned, an exhibition at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (the Broad). This exhibit is the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by the Broad, to examine the future of East Lansing development.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Art for Charlie, Shows and Auction

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Art from the 2013 Art For Charlie Show and Auction

The Art for Charlie annual Art Show and Auction on November 13 at the East Lansing Marriott will bring together artists from across the globe and give attendees the opportunity to purchase original drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. Among nationally known artists contributing work are Gary Kim from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Mark Mehaffey from Williamston, Michigan.